Rocket Review

Week of January 18, 2019

3-Day Weekend

We have a three-day weekend this weekend and possibly some snow! I don't ever recall a Michigan winter without snow. As a life-long Michigander, I am actually looking forward to the beautiful white blanket that outlines every branch on the trees and covers the ground! It is so pretty and so quiet when you walk outside during a snow storm.

Morgan has their Winter Wonderland Dance tonight in the gymnasium! Our PTO crew has been busy decorating and students have been talking about the dance throughout the day! There is still time to attend if you did not purchase a ticket in advance. Tickets are available at the door for $7 each student. Parents and younger siblings are FREE and a parent/guardian is required to attend with their student.

We also talked about hand washing at Morgan this week. There are several viruses making their way around the building, sending students home from school and keeping some home for several days. While our cleaning crew has been working each night to clean and sanitize bathrooms, classroom sinks/drinking fountains, hallways and more, the best defense for these viruses is good hand washing! I gave students permission to "play in the soap" when they wash their hands and to sing the "Happy Birthday" or "ABC" song while washing to make sure they scrub long enough.

If you are looking for fun in the snow, downtown Rochester is hosting their annual Fire and Ice Festival this weekend, with zip lines, dog sleds, carriage rides and other activities for families to enjoy.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Lasky

8 Keys Weekly Ticket Winners!

This week's 8 Keys Ticket Winners are:


  • Walker--Ownership & Flexibility
  • Leonella--Commitment


  • Evelyn--Speak With Good Purpose
  • Donovan--Flexibility

Grade 1:

  • Ben C--Commitment
  • Meredith--Commitment

Grade 2:

  • Jennifer--Ownership
  • Brody--Commitment

Grade 3:

  • Noa--This is it!
  • Anthony--Commitment

Grade 4:

  • Rease--Integrity
  • Katy--Commitment

Grade 5:

  • Addiosn--This is it!
  • Jonah--Speak With Good Purpose

Grade 6:

  • Sydney--Flexibility
  • Lorenzo--This is it!

Recess--Inside or Outside?

20°F Recess is held outside

15-19°F Wind conditions will determine

14°F or Below: Inside Recess

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If temperatures are between 15° and 19°, the

wind chill factor will be considered.

It is important that children dress appropriately: boots, hats, gloves/mittens and a warm coat. All students are expected to participate in recess. Fresh air and physical play help develop fitness and increase children’s ability to focus during learning times. Generally, if a child is well enough to attend school, they are well enough to go outside for a short break and to get some fresh air.

Band-o-rama Winter Concert

6th Grade Winter Bandorama Concert

Eisenhower High School- Performing Arts Center

Tuesday January 29th at 8:00 PM

Duncan, Messmore, Morgan, Switzer, and Jr. High and High School Bands.

Notes from Nurse Becky--UCS District Nurse

When Should Your Child Stay Home From School?

Protecting your child’s health and preventing the spread of illness to other students is one of our parental responsibilities. Please keep your child at home if you notice any of the following illnesses:

Contagious Diseases

Inform the school immediately if your child develops any of the following diseases: Chicken Pox, Hepatitis, Mumps, Strep Throat, Scarlet Fever,

Impetigo, Scabies, Lice, Flu, Pink Eye, Rheumatic Fever, Ringworm, Hard Measles, or German Measles

Elevated Temperature (Fever)

Your child should be fever free for a full 24 hours before returning to school.

Vomiting and/or Diarrhea

Your child should be symptom free for a full 24 hours before returning to school.

Cold or Symptoms of Upper Respiratory Infection

Such as persistent cough, green nasal discharge, sore throat and


Suspicious Skin Rashes or Suspicious Infections

We appreciate your support in this matter. If you should have any questions regarding your child and an illness, please do not hesitate to call the school.

Save the Date!--Kindergarten Round Up 2019

UCS Kindergarten Round Up 2019

Reserve the date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 @ 7 PM in the Morgan gymnasium!

(PLEASE--Parents Only)

More information will come soon!

Please share the date with friends and neighbors who have future Morgan Rockets at home, but do not have students presently enrolled at Morgan.

Morgan Lunch Monitors

Morgan continues to look for additional support during the lunch hour. While our building is allocated a certain amount of paid EduStaff lunch monitors, we can take additional support in the form of volunteers. Students really enjoying seeing their parent/grandparent/aunt/uncle at school during the lunch time helping in the lunchroom or walking around the playground with the kids.

If you are interested in becoming a paid lunch monitor, please click on link below to start an application with EduStaff. EduStaff certified lunch monitors are paid an hourly rate each day they work. EduStaff employees can also complete additional, free, online training sessions and become substitute paraprofessionals for additional paid hours of work.

Morgan also takes volunteers with a current background check on file. If you filled out a Volunteer Sheet within the past few years, you should be able to volunteer for field trips, classroom help and lunch supervision. If you are unsure about your volunteer status, please contact the Main Office and Sharon or Melissa can check for you: 586-797-5800.

If you are interested in volunteering during the lunch hour, which runs from 11:30 AM until 12:15 PM each day, please contact Melissa in the main office and let her know what days you are available to volunteer. Grandparents/aunts/uncles/neighbors are all welcome once we have a background check on file.

If you have any questions, please call Morgan at 586-797-5800 or email Mrs. Lasky at

EduStaff Application

Click here to complete an application to become a lunch monitor.

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McDonald's Restaurant Night

Join Morgan families for dinner on Thursday, January 24, from 4-8 PM at the McDonald's restaurant on 26 Mile Rd. and Van Dyke.

VOLUNTEERS are needed for this event! Please sign up below to volunteer for 1-hour during the restaurant night!

Morgan School Spirit Days

The Morgan Student Council has announced our School Spirit Days!

Friday, Jan. 25: 1/2 Day--Pajama Day

Monday, Feb. 4: Class T-Shirt Day

Thursday, Feb. 14: Wear Red/White/Pink

Monday, March 4: Class T-Shirt Day

Friday, March 29: Wear Dr. Seuss Gear

Monday, April 8: Class T-Shirt Day

Friday, April 26: Wear Favorite Sport Team Shirt/Jersey

Monday, May 6: Class T-Shirt Day

Friday, May 31: Crazy Hair Day

Mark Your Calendar!

Calendar Dates

Mark these dates on your calendar:

Friday, Jan. 18: Winter Wonderland School Dance 6:30 - 8:30 PM @ Morgan Elementary gymnasium

Monday, Jan. 21: NO SCHOOL

Thursday, Jan. 24: 1/2 Day of School--11:29 AM Dismissal

McDonald Restaurant Night from 4-8 PM at the McDonald's on 26 Mile and VanDyke

Friday, Jan. 25: 1/2 Day of School--11:29 AM Dismissal

End of 2nd Marking Period and 1st Semester of School

Tuesday, Jan. 29: NAEP Testing for Morgan 4th Graders

Thursday. Feb. 7: Winter Conference Evening--Teachers will send home notes for conference appointments.

Friday, Feb. 8: Morgan Volunteers Winter Bingo night 6:30 - 8:30 PM in the gymnasium

No School--February 16 through February 24

School Resumes on Monday, February 25

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UCS News and Updates

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Morgan Volunteers PTO Webpage

Click here to visit the Morgan Volunteers PTO web page and register for updates and volunteer information. Please update your family information each school year.

Morgan Elementary

Mission: Morgan is dedicated to developing lifelong learners through the working relationship of students, staff, and community.

Vision: We are a community of compassionate, committed professionals and learners who become academically successful through collaboration, ownership, and perseverance.